Dutch yacht builder Royal Huisman, Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design say that with the Wing 100 concept, they have developed an entirely new megayacht category. This 100-metre concept focuses on the highest standards of environmental sustainability with proven technology for worldwide reliability.

Its advanced systems platform easily accommodates future technological advances and regulatory requirements.

The innovative, aluminum-hulled Wing 100 is a true sailing yacht – not a heavy sail assisted motor yacht – yet one with an important difference. It can be easily and securely handled and quickly deployed. Wing 100 has been conceived to provide the perfect cross-over for motor yacht owners who want to minimise their environmental footprint by reducing the weight of their yacht, but retain the highest standards of amenity and comfort.

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Advanced rig

These benefits arise because Wing 100 has a highly advanced rig by Rondal. The wing masts have airfoil profiles, are free standing, and rotate to provide very powerful, integrated airfoils with the sails. The shape of the airfoil can easily and remotely be adjusted to maximise or reduce power.

Being free-standing, the wing masts have no standing rigging or associated deck clutter, maximising safe, clean amenity space on deck. The wing masts are easily and safely remote-controlled to ensure fast, energy-efficient sailing.

To put the Wing 100 concept in perspective: it is a true sailing yacht that will earn its ranking among the world’s top ten sailing yachts, states Royal Huisman, along with the yacht builder’s other builds Athena and Sea Eagle II; soon to be joined by the new 85-metre New World Sloop, Project 410, currently under construction in Vollenhove.

Royal Huisman supersized sailing yachts: Sea Eagle II (81 m/266 ft), Project 410 (85 m/280 ft) and Athena (90 m/295 ft).
Royal Huisman supersized sailing yachts: Sea Eagle II (81 m/266 ft), Project 410 (85 m/280 ft) and Athena (90 m/295 ft).

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Technologies for wind-assisted cargo ships

The range of new technologies applied by the shipyard are to maximise the energy efficiency of Wing 100 and include pioneering board systems next to the advanced wing mast rig. Royal Huisman expects these technologies to also be embraced by wind-assisted cargo sailing ships.

‘The emergence of sailing yachts on this scale, with the level of energy efficiency and ecoresponsibility offered by Wing 100, would have been unthinkable just a decade ago,’ comments Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman. ‘The team is incredibly excited to be at the forefront of this conceptual revolution. We look forward to applying our renowned innovation and engineering skills to the realisation of this highly ambitious project – creating the fourth and largest Royal Huisman build yet in the global top 10 of supersized sailing yachts.’

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